The perfect way to start your spring garden

The perfect way to start your spring garden

As I have said time and time again, I find the city to be a far superior place to the suburbs in almost every way. Almost. There are a few minor conveniences about the suburbs that I find appealing; one of those is gardening. I wish I had a big beautiful garden to grow flowers and veggies. While this isn’t currently in the Chicago Quirk’s future, I can still help others start their gardens.

The Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse is hosting a  half priced plant sale today from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., offering a wide array of organically-grown vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings to choose from. According to the greenhouse Facebook page, you’ll also find basil, kale, tomatoes and even peppers. Seedlings are grown by greenhouse volunteers in preparation of this annual fundraiser.

Not sure what to do with your new plant friends? Master gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension will be on hand for a free Q&A session.

I do have to confess that until this event, I had never heard of the Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse. The greenhouse is managed by the Chicago Park District and the Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse. The facility offers fun, educational activities to help kids, parents and pretty much anyone who wants to learn about organic gardening and healthy eating. The park also has a public fruit tree orchard and community gardens.

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